Melania Trump’s activity during Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of two House committees caused an uproar on the left.
The first lady sparked a liberal meltdown when she tweeted that she was “looking forward to sharing our final vision” along with photographs of her planning for Christmas at the White House.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 24, 2019
Trump announced that the holiday planning was officially underway in the East Wing of the White House and promptly sent leftist snowflakes melting over her audacity.
Though it is not uncommon to hear of “Christmas in July” sales and events in the heat of summer, the idea that the first lady would actually be planning festivities months in advance was too much for liberals to bear.
In July…must be nice to prioritize Christmas decorations over… https://t.co/B51zkcSxeq
— Raju Narisetti (@raju) July 24, 2019
Last year’s breathtaking Christmas display did nothing to win over hardened anti-Trumpers who lost it over the “red Christmas trees of death.”
(Video: The White House)
Critics lambasted the first lady Wednesday for trying to create a diversion during Mueller’s Capitol Hill appearance.
Mueller: I didn’t recommend impeachment because I’m not permitted to do so.
Melania: It’s almost CHRISTMAS!! Ahh! Santa is coming!!! You kids hear those jingle bells in the distance?!! Happy New Year??? Dear god everyone please look over here!! https://t.co/uUKdFSTTj1
— A$AP CURRY (@lisa_curry) July 24, 2019
Strong diversionary work here https://t.co/gHEAH6lSN7
— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) July 24, 2019
Melania, dear, a few things to think about:
(1) Christmas is five months away.
(2) Maybe you should be focusing on the Mueller hearing and its implications for your husband.
(3) All those people in cages with no soap or medical care might be a tad more relevant right now.
— Ahab (@Ahab_Of_Gilead) July 24, 2019
Others found it the perfect opportunity to blast her husband and his administration for separating migrant children from their families on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Melania tweeting about Christmas in the middle of a sweltering July while kids are dying in cages may be one of the grossest things yet.
— saira rao (@sairasameerarao) July 24, 2019
What about the children you have locked in cages???? What’s their Christmas going to be like???
— Tracey P (@traceyteepee5) July 24, 2019
Others just piled on, throwing anything they could at the first lady.
Have you condemned your husband’s racism… or are you too busy planning for Christmas in July?
— Aléx Young (@AlexYoung) July 24, 2019
Remember. White Christmas is a song not a policy suggestion.
— Drage Drums (@DrageDrums) July 24, 2019
Don’t forget baby Jesus in a cage.
— Going Coastal (@CoastalDame) July 25, 2019
Jimmy Kimmel found room in his show’s monologue Wednesday to mock Trump for her Christmas planning.
“As all this Mueller stuff is going down, right in the middle of the hearing this is what the first lady was up to,” he said, reading the tweet shared by Trump. “I know they wanted to change the subject today, but they couldn’t come up with anything better than Christmas? It was 84 degrees in Washington today. She’s chugging eggnog. Maybe after the testimony you just want people to know they’re still planning to be in the White House come December.”
But, as is usually the case with liberals following the pack mentality, truth – and a little research – could have gone a long way to avoid a scathing reality check.
Amazing how when OBAMA was the one to actually cage kids, you didn’t have a problem with MICHELLE planning for Christmas in July! Get a life! pic.twitter.com/Zw6Y0gApBO
— Deplorables4Trump (@lbrot1) July 25, 2019
In fact, according to Vogue, former first lady Michelle Obama planned Christmas in the summer as well, and no one ever said a word against it.
Now do Michelle Obama when she did the EXACT SAME THING. https://t.co/cwiqpEhMMn
— Blue Check Wrecker (@CheckWrecker) July 25, 2019
According to a November 2017 issue of Vogue:
Planning starts way, way in advance, says Bryan Rafanelli, who orchestrated the White House holiday decorations in 2015 and 2016. He admits that he started thinking about 2016’s decorations as soon as 2015’s were done. But the whole thing officially kicks off in mid-June, when the decorator’s team presents its vision to the First Lady. In Rafanelli’s case, that meant setting up several 8-foot-wide tables in the East Room, one for every prominent space in the House, filled with sketches, drawings, and samples. Then he explained every table to Michelle Obama and her social secretary. “She followed along and absorbed all this information in a very methodical way, but at the end of the day, she knew what she liked and what was appropriate for the house,” he says.
“The ordering, organizing, and preliminary building process takes months, from June to early November,” the article stated.
But the left’s faux outrage is allergic to facts.
Twitter users leveled a blistering response to the hysteria and downright nasty commentary.
Wow. We are really reaching for anything to be outraged about.
— Carol Phillips (@CarolMerril) July 25, 2019
Doesn’t matter when she tweeted they always criticize her
— D Charles (@D_Charls) July 25, 2019
Smart lady. https://t.co/uVsLBtk1u5
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) July 24, 2019
… over important things like criticizing @FLOTUS on twitter for doing xactly what every first lady has done before her. Get a life, you hack.
— Aaron Henager (@AaronHenager1) July 25, 2019
Its like none of you idiots were around during the previous Administration.
— Mailman (@mailmannz) July 25, 2019
when are you supposed to plan something that large? The month before? Hell, I know every day people who begin planning their holiday several months in advance, my own business sent out an invite to our Christmas party in MARCH!!!!
— Kristen with an “e”, the right way (@AtlKristent) July 25, 2019
Of course she is being criticized. The left/media criticize her for breathing….
— ??Cathy?? (@cathyfcraft) July 25, 2019
Christmas in July is a thing…google it sometime.
— Ya Dont Say? (@actually_yeah) July 25, 2019
Like the rest of normal America, she had better things to do. So she did them, and so did we.
— Emily Wellman (@ElectaWing) July 25, 2019
Good for her!
— oltexaschick (@lcrain82) July 25, 2019
Love it! #Democrats are foaming at the mouth with hate for the President & our beautiful, gracious super intelligent First Lady #Melania is supervising the #WhiteHouse Christmas decorations. That is fantastic.
— Quincy Jackson ?? (@qrayjack) July 24, 2019
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